Did you know that the well-loved Filipino restaurant chain Gerry’s Grill was founded in 1997 by Gerry Apolinario? The first branch was located in Tomas Morato, Quezon City, Philippines, and quickly gained popularity among locals and tourists alike. Its menu features a wide range of Filipino dishes, including grilled items, seafood, and traditional dishes such as adobo and sinigang. Over the years, Gerry’s Grill has expanded to numerous locations throughout the Philippines and has even opened branches in other countries, including the United States, Singapore, and Qatar. The restaurant chain is known for its casual and laid-back atmosphere, as well as its affordable prices and generous portions.
Its OG branch in Tomas Morato, in particular, provided the perfect spot for lunch for my officemates and myself who were looking for a satisfying and delicious meal in a cozy and welcoming atmosphere. Located within a stone’s thrown from our workplace, Gerry’s Grill has been our go-to spot for casual lunches or after-office drinks.
Thanks to some recent renovations, the restaurant’s interiors are now more tastefully designed, featuring comfortable seating, warm lighting, and vibrant decor that exudes a distinctly Filipino yet modern vibe. The attentive and friendly staff also adds to the welcoming ambiance, making us feel at home as soon as we stepped inside.
There’s little wonder then, that during one of our #ReturnToOffice days, our boss treated us at Gerry’s Grill for her belated birthday celebration. There, we feasted on tasty Pinoy dishes such as:
Sugba Kilaw (Php485). This is one of Gerry’s Grill’s signature dishes that features grilled liempo and fresh tuna cubes marinated in vinegar and spices, topped with sliced onions, ginger, and chilies. The dish has a refreshing tangy flavor that goes perfectly as an appetizer leading up to the other dishes.
Pinakbet (Php285). A classic Filipino vegetable dish that features mixed vegetables sautéed in shrimp paste, garlic, and onions. Gerry’s Grill’s version includes eggplant, squash, string beans, and bitter gourd, creating a flavorful and healthy side dish that pairs well with grilled meat.
Inihaw na Pusit (Php545). Grilled squid marinated in a mixture of soy sauce, vinegar, garlic, and calamansi juice, giving it a smoky and savory flavor. It is then filled with chopped tomatoes and other aromatics, then perfectly grilled, resulting in a tender and juicy texture and an explosion of flavors that is sure to satisfy any seafood lover’s cravings.
Nilagang Bulalo (Php515). A hearty beef soup made of tender beef shanks and bone marrow cooked with vegetables such as corn, cabbage, and potatoes, resulting in a savory and flavorful broth that warms the soul. (Yes, the bone marrow that we fish out from the bone is the piece de resistance!)
Crispy Pata (Php715 regular | Php895 family). A classic Filipino dish that features deep-fried pork leg with crispy skin and tender meat. Gerry’s Grill’s version is marinated in spices and served with a vinegar dipping sauce, making it the perfect indulgence for those who love meaty and crispy dishes.
Gerry’s Grill is a restaurant that embodies the Filipino spirit of hospitality, warmth, and generosity. It’s a place where families and friends can come together to enjoy a meal, create memories, and celebrate life’s little moments.
So, the next time you’re looking for a great meal in a welcoming atmosphere, head to Gerry’s Grill and experience the best of Filipino cuisine.
This Gerry’s Grill branch is located at Tomas Morato corner Eugenio Lopez Avenue, Barangay South Triangle, Quezon City, open Sundays to Thursdays from 10am to 12mn and Fridays to Saturdays from 10am to 2am. For inquiries and reservations, call +63 2 83326353, +63 2 83732529 or +63 998 8467472.
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7 thoughts on “Workday lunch spot: Gerry’s Grill, Tomas Morato”
I’ve been to a few in the early 2000s.. they do that crispy shredded adobo, right? I might be mistaken lol
I don’t recall the crispy shredded adobo when I perused the menu. Hehehe!
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They must call it something else. I’ve only ever had it at Gerry’s Grill. This was like ages ago, though.
Tomas Morato. Is that the one near the PBB house? If so, that was the first one I’ve been to. Food was delish!
Yep, this is their first ever branch!
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Ah brings back memories ☺️
Wish they’d open more Filipino restos in the UK. That would be brilliant! I’ve only been to one in London once..
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